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Runtime: 52'21''

«Various gadgets are moved by a non-human brutal force. It is almost scary to imagine being close to one of those moving structures considering that they sound as if they were gigantic. 'Sundries' contains complex object orchestrations. Nicholas Szczepanik has an apparent lack of desire to communicate specific musical idioms. The discordant mass of noise produce a variety of fascinating sounds that will keep your attention very focused on what is coming next. There is a clear presence of dust, dirt, grains, and other particles that make the objects move in a difficult manner. Dragging, pushing, banging, destroying, holding, releasing, and many other actions are manifested as you listen. Towards the end, after all the activity, "Sundry Blessing" brings you a drone that will blow any reminiscence of sonic frenzies away.

An intriguing release that holds a deconstructive rigor, and at the same time beholds a meditative quality that can be hypnotic while still challenging the perception of the listener.» - Sebastian Alvarez


Downloads:

01 • Sundry 1 .................................................................................. pt us
  [6'31'' • 11,16Mb • VBR]
02 • Sundry 2 .................................................................................. pt us
  [8'08'' • 11,6Mb • VBR]
03 • Sundry 2 .................................................................................. pt us
  [10'05'' • 17,2Mb • VBR]
04 • Sundry 4 .................................................................................. pt us
[11'47'' • 15,5Mb • VBR]
05 • Sundry Blessing ...................................................................... pt us
  [15'51'' • 18,0Mb • VBR]
  • artwork ................................................................................... pt us
  [PDF-Zip • 4,15Mb]
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 77,2Mb]

Reviews:

«What can I say about Sundries? It's a calming noise fest. Clanks, clunks, squeaks, drones, and movements are the main composition. It's as sweet as being lost in an square mile corn field that is entrapped in a giant machine, which happens to be lost in square miles of corn fields. Nicholas Szczepanik has conquered his own niche into the noise realm. Suspension, minimalist, and soothing, Sundries is an aesthetic truly defined by it's own name.»
- Records of the Abyss / October 2008

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©2008 Nicholas Szczepanik
©2008 aeriola::behaviour
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©2008 Nicholas Szczepanik
©2008 test tube


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